Visit London Blog » visit london asks Enjoy the very best of London Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:49:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Visit London Asks: How Are You Celebrating Valentine’s Day in London? Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:29:38 +0000

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the London lovers out there! Last week, we asked our Visit London Facebook fans how they were planning to celebrate Valentine’s in our favourite city.

Lots of you who don’t live in London said it’d be a treat just to be here (aw thanks!). Others said they’d be  watching films or going to French restaurants with their loved ones.  And some lonely hearts said they’d be spending the day alone.

Are you planning anything special to mark the official day of romance? Add your voice to the comments below.

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Visit London Asks: Have You Visited Any Iconic Film Locations in London? Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:00:06 +0000 With awards season in full swing, and The King’s Speech picking up an award or a nomination on what seems like a daily basis, we started thinking about other movies filmed in London.

We asked our Facebook followers which London film locations they’ve visited.

Harry Potter film locations such as King’s Cross Station (Platform 9 3/4) and Charing Cross Road (the Leaky Cauldron pub) were popular, as well as sites from romantic comedies Notting Hill (the Travel Bookshop) and Bridget Jones’s Diary (Borough Market).

We also found out that The May Fair hotel features in Matt Damon’s new film, Hereafter – catch it in cinemas now.

Check out Film London’s map for more London movie locations and let us know which ones you’ve visited in the comments below.

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Visit London Asks: Tell Us What You Love About London Mon, 04 Oct 2010 10:00:41 +0000 Take a look at Visit London’s brand new promotional video below. Recognise the voice? Yep, it’s comedian Paul Merton.

Now we’d love to hear your recommendations for things that you can only do in London. And we’ll be using the best ones in our Only in London campaign, so you might see your name popping up somewhere in London soon!

What do you love that’s unique and special in London? Tell us in the comments below.

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Visit London Asks: How Was Your Notting Hill Carnival? Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:47:24 +0000

The sun shone on Notting Hill Carnival this weekend as more than a million revellers joined in the fun.

Did you go to Notting Hill Carnival? Tell us what you enjoyed. The food? The music? The colourful floats?

And don’t forget to add your carnival photos to our Flickr pool.

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Visit London Asks: Where Do You Get London’s Best Fish and Chips? Mon, 09 Aug 2010 08:00:09 +0000 Next Monday 16 August, The Golden Union Fish Bar in Soho is celebrating 150 years of British cuisine favourite, Fish & Chips!

According to Golden Union, Joseph Malin set up the first chip shop in Cleveland Street in London’s East End in 1860 on this date.

To celebrate the momentous occasion, Golden Union is offering the first 150 customers through their door on 16 August a fish and chips meal for £1.50 each. Good luck!

It got us wondering, where do you go for London’s best fish and chips?

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Visit London Asks: Where Is London’s Best Beer Garden? Mon, 26 Jul 2010 09:42:39 +0000

With the beautiful weekend weather, there weren’t many better places to be than sipping a cold drink in one of London’s great beer gardens.

There are so many to choose between. From the Edinboro Castle‘s huge beer garden in Camden, to the Avalon‘s pretty outdoor space with a fountain in Clapham. Or how about taking a break from shopping in Portobello at the Sun in Splendour‘s outdoor lounge?

Tell us where is London’s best beer garden?

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Visit London Asks: What’s Your Favourite Fancy Dress Event in London? Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:31:20 +0000 Chaps and Chapettes at the Chap Olympiad. Photo: Claire Doble Chap Olympiad competitors. Photo: Claire Doble A handsome chap at the Chap Olympiad. Photo: Claire Doble

Last weekend saw another successful Chap Olympiad as competitors umbrella-jousted their way to glory and spectators sipped Pimm’s from the comfort of a picnic blanket.

Everyone got into the spirit of chap, dressing up in style with tweed, vintage dresses, military wear and sailors aplenty!

We know that Londoners love to dress up, but what’s your favourite fancy dress event in London?

Do you get your 1940s clobber out for the Blitz Party, or relive your salad days at School Disco? Or would you like to get into the 60s spirit with  Oh My God! I Miss You’s Grind A Go Go?

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Visit London Asks: What’s The Quirkiest Shop in London? Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:57:11 +0000 This week, our thoughts turn to London’s most unusual shops. Where do you go to find unique gifts? Is there somewhere you love to browse for its sheer strangeness?

Whether it’s a shop squeezed into an unexpected location, or somewhere you love for the weirdness of the stock, let us know about London’s quirky shops.

A few of our favourites include Junky Styling (old clothes turned into funky new designs), James Smith & Son (beautiful, handmade umbrellas and walking sticks) and The Christmas Shop (keeping Christmas all year round and just a few minutes’ walk from VL Towers).

What’s the quirkiest shop in London?

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Visit London Asks: What’s Your Favourite Department Store in London? Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:44:37 +0000 Congratulations to Selfridges which was named Best Department Store in the World last week, beating off competition from the likes of Bloomingdales in New York and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.

The award was based on a number of important shopping criteria including customer service, outstanding in-store experience and strong financial performance.

So would Selfridges make it to the top of your London list and why? Does the huge cosmetics hall float your boat, or are you move of a Harrods devotee?

Do you like to peruse the exclusive food hall at Harvey Nichols. Or do you prefer John Lewis for the price guarantee?

Visit London wants to know: What’s your favourite department store in London?

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Visit London Asks: Which Gigs Are You Looking Forward To This Summer? Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:36:03 +0000 We’re more than a little excited that Bon Jovi are kicking off their summer residency at The O2 tonight (they’re even performing a few classics on top of The O2 this afternoon to celebrate).

And after the warm weekend, our thoughts can’t help but turn to summer festivals and gigs.

Which London gig are you headed to this summer? Will you be watching Dizzee Rascal at Lovebox or Florence and The Machine at Somerset House? Were you lucky enough to get tickets to see Kings of Leon in Hyde Park?

Let us know…

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